Category Archives: Sammamish

Malchow for mayor, Hornish for deputy mayor

Commentary As the Sammamish City Council prepares to transition next month to the largest makeover in a single year since incorporation, the first order of business after the swearing in of four new council members will be to select a … Continue reading

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Sammamish Council retreat to be held in Sammamish for first time

The annual Sammamish City Council will be held in Sammamish for the first time in the City’s history. The retreat, which will be Jan. 18-20 at the Plateau Club, is where the City Council and staff set policy for the … Continue reading

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The strange case of the Larson “investigation”

When Tim Larson, the Sammamish communications manager, was sent home on paid Administrative Leave, his boss, City Manager Lyman Howard wrote in a memo he was under “investigation.” Larson had to make himself available for any questions related to the … Continue reading

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Next to Last meeting for four Council members; reception tonight

Tonight is the next to last meeting for four Sammamish City Council members, who chose to retire rather than seek reelection. Don Gerend is the dean of the Council. He has been on the body since the first Council was … Continue reading

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Why the Town Center is needed

The Sammamish Town Center plan was about seven years in the making, controversial throughout. Then development was held up by the 2008 Great Recession. Ground was finally broken in 2015. The first store, Metropolitan Market, opened this year. And now … Continue reading

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Sammamish Comment continues on limited basis

By Scott Hamilton Sammamish Comment will continue publishing past Dec. 31, but on a limited basis. In August 2016, I announced that my wife and I moved to Bainbridge Island after 20 years in Sammamish and that I would continue … Continue reading

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Lambert wins only 52% of vote in Sammamish; Dhingra wins easily

King County Council District 3 King County Council Member Kathy Lambert was reelected to a fourth, four-year term on Nov. 7, snaring 57.21% of the vote across District 3, which stretches from Bellevue to Snoqualmie pass and from North Bend … Continue reading

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